Secession gilded brass box designed by Eugen Schwemmle for Erhard & Sohne in Germany circa 1915-25. Geometric panels have stylized urns, palm trees and fawns in relief. Central panel upon the top depicts the artist's daughter, Anne Marie Schwemmle. This scarce box retains its original enamel work. Impressed workshop mark beneath. An example of this box is in the collection of the Brohan Museum, Berlin. Pictured in "Metallkunst," page 158, the book of the Museum collection. 1 7/8" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/8" L.
Lovely, antique jewel box covered in textured leather. The hinged top is inset with beveled glass which reveals the beautifully lined, tufted silk-and-velvet interior. A top tray fitted with sections to accommodate rings, bracelets and earrings lifts out to silk-lined compartment beneath, ideal for necklaces. Retains its original key. Made in France circa 1900. 3 1/4" H., 4 3/4" W., 7" L.
Lovely carved antique Black Forest wooden box. Florals in high relief are upon the top with a naturalistic wood-swirl pattern carved upon top as well as sides. A buckle-and-strap design further embellishes the rectangular form. Retains its original, functioning and locking key. Germany circa 1890. 2 5/8" H., 4" D., 10 7/8" L.
French blue opaline box with a hinged top. The tall form is cut into diamond patterns. Gilded and enamel florals dance about the form. A detailed, gilded mount completes the lovely design. Made in France circa 1920. 2 1/2" W., 4 1/4" H.
Lovely two-tone blue enamel and silver gilt snuff box. Elongated, octagonal form has lush blue enamel over an engine-turned pattern. A contrasting blue enamel border completes the design. Hallmarks: S. Blackensee & Sons, Chester 1910. 1 1/8" W., 1 7/8" L.
Engine-turned borders highlight the cover of the silver-plated box with its gadroon-edge detail. Made by Cooper Bros. of Sheffield circa 1925. 1 7/8" H., 3 5/8" W., 4 1/2" H.
Beautifully turned pattern upon the cover of the large silver-plated cigarette box. Rounded corner detail enhances the form made for State Express cigarettes in England circa 1930's. 2" H., 4 3/4" W., 6 1/2" L.
Oval brass box with hinged top set with Villeroy & Boch pottery. The blue glazed oval is decorated with a Secession design in deeper blue and white. The open lid reveals the V&B workshop underglaze marks for Dresden circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/8" W., 5 1/4" L.
Impeccable Secession design box. Rectangular form is supported by triple-ball, footed elements at each corner. Hammered cover has a central frieze with oval forms in relief. Made in Krefeld, Germany by the well-regarded J.P. Kayser workshop circa 1915. 2 3/8" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/2" L.
Chased florals are upon the top of the sterling silver Georgian vinaigrette with its raised, vacant lozenge. A complementing florette with chased framework enhances the bottom. An elaborately pierced, chased and gilded grill is within. Hallmarks: T. Simpson & Son, Birmingham 1820. 5/8" W., 1" L.
Antique Georgian sterling silver vinaigrette. Chased patterns upon the top as well as bottom of the oval form with its hand-pierced, gilded grill within. Hallmarks: Joseph Taylor, Birmingham 1806. 5/8" W., 1" L.
Art- Deco-era, large, silver snuff box. Engine-turned patterns on all sides along with banded detail upon top and bottom. Gilded within. Lovely quality Austro-Hungarian box. 835 Fine Silver mark as well as assay mark for Linz. 1/2" H., 2 1/8" W., 3" L.
Art Deco silver snuff, or pill box. Fluted cushion form, gilded within. Marks for 835 Fine Silver, Austria, circa 1920. 1 1/4" W., 1 3/4" L.
Boldly stylized Art Deco sterling silver box. The engine-turned cover with its stepped sides has contrasting, polished geometric patterns. Wooden-lined and fully hallmarked: Ernest W. Haywood, Birmingham 1937. 1 1/2" H., 3 1/2" W., 6 1/4" L.
Quite extraordinary. A polished moss agate is set as the top of the silver snuff/tobacco box. A match striker is mounted upon the back. Lid opens to reveal a wooden bottom lining as well as gilded interior. The translucent agate is seen through both sides. Original leather beneath. Hallmarks: William Hornby, London 1908. 1 1/4" H., 1 3/4" W., 2 3/8" L.
Very fine Vienna Secession silver box. Exquisite example created in the well-known Alexander Sturm silver workshop in Vienna, circa 1922-32. Possibly designed by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). Prior to 1903 Sturm made designs for Hoffman, prior to the founding of the Wiener Werkstatte, again resuming Hoffmann designs circa 1932, when Wiener Werkstatte closed. Examples of Sturm silver have been featured in exhibits at the Neue Galerie in New York. Stamped marks for A. Strum as well as 900 Fine Siver mark. 2 1/2" H., 5 3/8" W., 6 7/8" L.
Stunning Art Nouveau jewel box made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The rising undulated top has sweeping Jugendstil elements that are repeated upon the sides as well. The large form is supported by four feet. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue reprinted by the Antique Collectors Club, page 299. Lush burgundy velvet lining. Stamped workshop marks beneath. 5 1/4" H., 5 3/4" W., 9 1/2" L.
Lovely heavy-cut crystal box, The oval form has fluted alternating vertical and horizontal cut patterns. A hinged brass mount completes the design. Czechoslovakia circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H., 3 3/8" W., 4 1/2" L.